[PATCH 10/10] [RFC] wifi: remove ipw2100/ipw2200 drivers

Kalle Valo kvalo at kernel.org
Thu Oct 26 20:49:16 AEDT 2023

Philipp Hortmann <philipp.g.hortmann at gmail.com> writes:

> On 10/26/23 00:27, Witold Baryluk wrote:
>> I might be interested in modernizing the driver, but I have no idea
>> how much effort it would be (in terms of changed fraction of code).
>> 20k LOC is neither small or big, and not obvious (a lot of it would
>> be unchanged), if it is a week of work, or months of work.
> Hi Witold,
> I am trying to do this with rtl8192e.
> One possibility is to take the following patch series as a starting point:
> https://yhbt.net/lore/all/1414604649-9105-1-git-send-email-tvboxspy@gmail.com/
> For me as a beginner and hobbyist this is a huge task. I am happy when
> I can finish it until next summer.

We also have some docs available:


And I also recommend looking at our hwsim driver as that gives a good
idea how a simple mac80211 driver works:


And you can even tinker the driver and run tests without needing any
real hardware:


And if there are any questions about mac80211 or anything wireless
related please send them to linux-wireless. Usually someone will answer
as long the question is well formulated.



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